Franck Bonville "Prestige" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne SKU #1027084

$44.99

WS 92
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K&L Notes

Rated "Extraordinary" by the Underground Wine Letter, which writes: "This is a gorgeous Champagne with richness, depth and complexity." Bonville's stunningly rich, creamy Blanc de Blancs has the minerality and zing that one would expect from an all-Chardonnay Champagne. The Bonvilles were grape growers in the Côte de Blancs until after World War II, when they began making Champagne themselves with fruit from the grand cru villages of Avize and Oger. The domaine, a true family-run enterprise, is now in its third generation. It's run by Olivier Bonville, who grew up in the business working side-by-side with his parents, Ingrid and Gilles. Today the estate covers 20 hectares (45 acres) in the grand cru villages of Cramant, Avize and Oger. These exclusive vineyards guarantee the highest quality fruit. The vines are cultivated with respect for the environment, and the vinification is done with the greatest possible care, with long aging before bottling. We have been importing Champagne Franck Bonville directly for many years now and have thus earned an allocation of this small-production cuvée to share with you. The current batch is all sourced from old, mid-slope vines in Oger and Cramant. The vine age averages over 50, with no vines under 40 years in the blend.

Staff Reviews

  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    3/3/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    I feel guilty for consuming too much of our allocation of this wine, but never when I am drinking it! I have had many great bottles of this, and one of the most memorable was not from the K&L allocation, but rather off the wine list at Bistro 7 in Epernay. I was dining alone, and it felt extra special and decadent to order a bottle just for me off of their fairly priced list. It went spectacularly with the rabbit terrine and even better with the seared turbot. The Bonville Prestige has ripe, round white fruit balanced perfectly by old vine top terroir, Avize chalk. This wine has texture to beat most of over $100 bottles of Champagne on our shelves!
    Top Value!
  • Kyle Kurani
    By: Kyle Kurani
    2/19/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    When I am feeling like a fancy bottle of Champagne, this is what I reach for. The Prestige lives fully up to the name, rich and opulent, completely gorgeous. A sultry nose of toasted hazelnut and brioche waft up from the nose, followed by a palate filled with richness. Macaroon, butter-cream frosting, layers of baked goods, and a brilliant acidity flesh out a great bottle.
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    2/3/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    This stunning blanc de blancs has a super, super clean and chalky nose. You can practically smell the fossils in the soil! Meyer lemon notes peek through with just a hint of nectarine and lemon curd. On the palate, it fleshes out beautifully, with baked apples (initially) that finish with Granny Smith apples. This Champagne is unusual in that it has both a tart and full character. It has, of course, Franck Bonville's wonderful quality and balance.
  • Mari Keilman
    By: Mari Keilman
    8/5/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    I had this champagne on my birthday and it was the perfect bubbly for the occassion! Bright and fresh with tons of blanc de blanc fruit, it is also incredibly rich and creamy due to its extended lees contact. It was the ideal champagne to toast the beginning of the festivities and continued its perfection as it paired beautifully with all the food for the evening.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    7/14/2008
    K&L Staff Member
    This was the first champagne I tasted when I started working at K&L and it is still my favorite, when talking bang for your buck. This blanc de blanc will grab anyone's attention with its grace and its beauty. So elegant a palate for so little a price.

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